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Contest Entry - Check It Out

Here is a nicely crafted southwest scene from Brent Loe. We especially like how he used HDR to preserve the exposure, color and detail in the foreground.

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Nice Interior HDR

Interior photography can be really difficult because of the varying light sources. Here Frank Herzog's HDR Contest entry does a nice job balancing various interior light sources with natural light streaming in through the door. Nice!

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Natural And Elegant

We're really please to see very natural use of HDR in this year's HDR Contest entries. Here's a very elegant submission, again by Stanley Klasz.

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Details In The Night

This year's contestants in the 2016 HDR Contest have a really good handle on night HDR shooting. Here's a nice one from Graham Down. Graham used HDR Express with a 3-shot bracket. The subject is the view from the Old Bullring in Barcelona Spain.

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Cool Landscape

We're receiving some wonderful entries into the HDR Contest. Here's a nice landscape from Stanley Klasz.

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Great HDR Contest Entry

We're excited here at Pinnacle. Great entries are coming in for the 2016 Pinnacle HDR Contest. Here's some nice interior work by Jane Coelho that just came in today. Check our blog and Facebook pages for more work from contestants.

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Early Submissions To The 2016 HDR Contest

The entries have already started rolling in for this year's Pinnacle HDR Contest. We're thrilled to see some excellent work. Here is a submission by Dennis Hill.

SI's Simon Bruty Packs For Rio Olympics

The Olympics are in full swing and incredible photographs are pouring in from every news outlet from NBC to the NY Times to even political outlets like the Huffington Post. There's a lot to be learned from the seasoned photographers who have been sent to cover the games and few photographers have the pedigree of Sports Illustrated's Simon Bruty. Here's a great article on the PetaPixel website detailing the five plus bags of equipment Bruty needs to get his job done.

The Story Behind A Wonderful, Traditionally Lit Image

We love Joe McNally's work here at Pinnacle. Even though we focus on high dynamic range imaging it's always great to see a well-let traditional photograph being created. It's especially great when Joe does it. Check this out on Joe's blog.

Avoid The National Park Lemmings

It's mid-summer and you're on the way to a National Park with your gear to make great photos. In your mind are the ubiquitous images of the iconic scenes like the Hoodoos in Bryce NP, Delicate Arch in Arches NP and Half Dome from Glacier Point in Yosemite NP.

In the back of your mind you're saying that the trip is a success if you replicate those exact images. Yes, make those photos but don't stop there. There's so much more to shoot and you won't be hounded by tons of tourists you find in the parks this time of year. Here's a great article by pro Ben Horton that will push your inspiration when shooting in a National Park.

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